Young was backed by his band Crazy Horse on this track:
Danny Whitten - guitar
Jack Nitzsche - piano
Nils Lofgren - guitar
Billy Talbot - bass
Ralph Molina - drumsNils Lofgren
, a guitarist by trade, played piano on this song, an instrument he never played before After The Gold Rush
. Young tasked Lofgren with playing piano as a "special trial," according to Jimmy McDonough's Shakey
In trying to get the piano down, Lofgren tapped into his background with accordion. "I used to be an accordion player, and accordion's all 'oompah oompah,'" he said. "So I started doin' the accordion thing on piano."
To Lofgren's surprise, Young loved it.
"That's the sound I was looking for," Young said. "I didn't want to hear a bunch of f--kin' licks. I don't like musicians playing licks."